Cherry Processing

So, when we got home from our recent cherry picking we were faced with pitting 33 pounds of cherries. Taken face value this could be seen as a daunting task. I assembled my pitting crew and got to work right away so we could get the berries into the freezer. We have hand held and bin-type pitters that really do a good job. I am not sure which one works better. The bin type certainly keeps the juice splatter to a minimum but the hand held is less fussy as far as the flow of cherries through the pitter. If you keep the hand held down in the bowl you are pitting into the splatter is less but still an issue.  By the end of our session we were all splattered with sticky sweet crimson juice. Not so bad actually. Kind of fun in fact. We did the pittin in 3 large batches and cleaned all equipment between batches to keep spoilage at a minimum. I froze 10 lbs of cherries whole for later juicing. So, in 2.5 hours we pitted 23 lbs of cherries. We did a little math project and figured we pitted about 1800 cherries! Not bad. Here are some photos.



About dheila62

Manager at Mehu-Liisa Products, importer of the Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer from Finland.
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